hand holding hundreds of small Pacific oyster larvae
This thesis looks at studies with provide novel information on the biological responses and susceptibility of different coastal species to stressors associated with global climate change.
An ocean inlet. Rolling hills and homes are on the river. A bridge crosses over it.
This research survey investigated Oregonian’s public perception of the risks and economic benefits of exporting natural gas on the West Coast.
A sand dune landscape with rolling hills on a clear day. Beach grass is in the foreground.
The workshop provided an update on the state of the Oregon dunes from science and management perspectives, and worked towards outlining a prioritized path forward for management, policy and research in the coastal dunes.


A close up view of a crumpled plastic bottle on the beach is the foreground. It is surrounded by tiny pieces of plastic. In the background is the coastal headlands near Beverly Beach in Oregon.
Researchers designed and installed an ocean plastics exhibit at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, then evaluated visitor engagement and the exhibit's effects on their reported single-use plastic and plastic-related environmental stewardship goals.
razor clams
Study deployed passive water samplers and collected riverine and estuarine bivalves from Oregon Coast watersheds to examine forestry-​specific pesticide contamination.
Students grades 5-8 perform a dance about warming waters effecting crabs. They are wearing bright red crab costumes and a green screen is in the background.
This video describes a summer camp which used dance and computer coding to teach kids about how low oxygen in the ocean affects crabs.